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Rare 1975 Charlotte Hornets WFL Game-Used Road Jersey for QB Chris Kupec - From Upton Bell Collection

Lot Number 975

Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 
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All surviving game jerseys from the short-lived World Football League (WFL) are scarce and desirable in the gridiron market. Larry Csonka's Memphis Southmen example sold for over $3,500 back in 2001, and Don Maynard's Shreveport Steamers threads reached $3,250 in 2011. Yet the Charlotte Hornets (né New York Stars) are perhaps the rarest jerseys of all, having never reached the auction block until now. This fresh discovery was donned by Hornets back-up quarterback Chris Kupec, who had excelled at UNC-Chapel Hill and was ultimately a Buffalo Bills draft pick. The Russell-Athletic size-42 mesh top is an exceptionally well-preserved beauty and comes directly from the personal collection of Hornets owner Upton Bell. Son of trailblazing NFL Commissioner Bert Bell, Upton served as Colts player-personnel director and Patriots GM before his WFL affiliation, and then went on to a successful four-decade broadcasting career. Bell's memoir, Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America's Game, is currently hot off the press and available on Amazon. LOA from Upton Bell.

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